Texas Intruments and banks effectively`gag` Mythbusters…

September 3, 2008

Discovery have allegedly been bullied into not broadcasting a Mythbusters episode in which co-host Adam Savage said a planned segment of the program was going to look at how hackable, reliable and trackable RFID technology might be.

A researcher for the show called up Texas Instruments to arrange a conference call to talk about the technology.

But when the call took place, Texas Instruments brought along big legal guns from the credit card industry “Texas Instruments comes on along with chief legal counsel for American Express, Visa, Discover, and everybody else,” Savage told delegates at the recent HOPE (Hackers on Planet Earth) conference.

Let’s be honest, these guys have lots to hide, particularly where (security of) RFID is concerned…

Watch this…

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