There is a lot of confusion floating around the Internet regarding tech companies and your privacy. In our heads, we see shady figures in trench coats exchanging zeroes and ones for cash. We imagine lines of hackers, lit only by the warming glow of huge computer screens scraping the Internet for our most embarrassing secrets. In our mind's eye, we imagine government operatives in bed with nerdy tech employees. Yes, tech companies are stealing your privacy, but it doesn't necessarily look like you think it looks. If you're going to be paranoid, be paranoid about the right things. Let's examine some of the ways corporations are actually taking and using your precious data. Here are 15 Ways Tech Companies Actually Violate Your Privacy.