Banks and retailers tracking behavioral biometrics

Banks and others are tracking and storing “behavioral biometrics” about how you use your phone–the angle you hold it at, how you swipe and tap, etc.

R.B.S. is using software designed by a small New York company called BioCatch. It builds a profile on each person’s gestures, which is then compared against the customer’s movements every time they return. The system can detect impostors with 99 percent accuracy, BioCatch says.