Okay, so this is a few months old but it is still relevant so I am posting it. No, I am not surprised at all by this.
Mythbusters Banned From Discussing RFID By Visa And Mastercard.
Host Adam Savage of Mythbusters tells how Visa, Mastercard, and Discover had the Discovery Channel put the kibosh on an episode that would have revealed just how “trackable and hackable” the RFID chips found in many credit cards are. It’s a telling example of how corporate advertisers serve as the gatekeepers of mainstream media/entertainment.
“It doesn’t bode well for RFID if its security depends on nobody knowing about it. I’ve always been skeptical of it anyway—just one more reason not to get one.”