Still a better conspiracy than 'hoax massacre/shootings' conspiracies, these piss me off so much. Just wait for the 'fake Nice incident'.(Original post by Final Fantasy)
OP is referring to mass surveillance conducted by the intelligence agencies and joint operations between the five-eyes etc. amongst other things, including techniques and IT/Cyber & technological advancements.
This is hardly news, it's just not discussed so much in public for obvious national security reasons. Unfortunately that also gives rise to many wild conspiracy theories involving microchips, aliens etc. but that's all it ever is - conspiracy.
edit: OHH look at that
Who do you think it is...