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Schumer: Your TV Could be Spying on You

Senator Chuck Schumer has warned that television with internet-equipped capabilities could be spying on you.  And they could be spying on you right now.

Via the Associated Press:

The Democrat on Sunday called for security standards for televisions with built-in web cameras.

The senator says hackers can easily access microphones and video images captured by the new television technology.

The technology is supposed to allow for video chats.

Here’s the real kicker – The industry wants you to solve this privacy issue on your own. Here’s how:

Manufacturers have suggested that consumers tape over the camera and unplug the TV when it’s not in use.

Schumer says that the burden shouldn’t be placed on the consumer, however.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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