‘18 will have to go a long way to beat ‘13 as the year of creepy tech. There’s surely nothing creepier than the compilation of Stasi-like dossiers on billions of humans.
Yes, among all the other secret “services”. The UK made legal the compilation of Bulk Personal Datasets which they describe in a fact sheet (pdf):-
So, “let’s compile dossiers on as many people we can because there’s sure to be one or two guilty people among them”.