At this very moment you are being tracked, monitored, and recorded by various government and private entities around the world. Private companies, such as Google and Facebook, are gathering as much of your data as possible to hit you with targeted ads and influence your purchasing decisions (behavioral modification). Government entities, such as the NSA and GCHQ surveillance agencies, are bulk-collecting your private data for various purposes.
You live in a world of total surveillance that is carried out with the close cooperation between private companies and state agencies – see the PRISM program for details.
Fortunately, there are effective solutions to these problems that you can begin implementing right now.