In what has become a controversial story as time goes on, due to the increasing research into RFID technology, it still remains a little unclear as to exactly why Mythbusters was not able to do a show discussing RFID technology.
As Adam Savage, co-host of Mythbusters, stated himself ”We were going to do RFID and on several levels, you know, how hackable, how reliable, how trackable, etc.” But this idea was met with resistance as the show’s producers began looking into the technology and speaking with companies involved in RFID use and production.
Adam stated, in so many words, at ‘The Last Hope Conference’ that Texas Instruments and the chief legal advisor of almost all major credit card companies was completely opposed to allowing Mythbusters and Discovery to do the show. As you will see in the video below, Adam feels rather taken aback out by the strength of the alleged decision from TI and others involved.
For the rest of the story: http://intellihub.com/2013/07/14/busted-mythbusters-not-allowed-to-talk-about-rfid-chips/