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.

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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.