Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters team are known for exposing flawed myths through science and unique testing. There are some myths, however, that even the Mythbusters can’t touch. In the first two minutes of this video clip, Adam Savage speaks to a group at the HOPE (Hackers on Planet Earth) conference about why Mythbusters hasn’t aired a segment on RFID security.
RFID, or radio-frequency identification, is an automatic identification method that uses tags and readers. Tags can be incorporated into a product, like access cards, or an animal, like livestock tags or pet microchips, to help with identification. The Mythbusters segment purportedly discussed the flaws in RFID security, and credit card companies quickly and mightily lawyered up to ensure Discovery Channel would never air it.
Credit Card Company Censorship
More Stats +/-
Future Festival & Malcolm Gladwell - Early Bird Deadline
Paint Ball Portraits
Discovery to Launch Green Lifestyle Channel
Green Video Mosaics
Free 2018 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.