Using words for what they mean in stead of in a Humpty Dumpty-esque fashion is now trolling?
As for me I'd hope that those who blog about security would help educate that same general population as to what is what rather than using words indiscriminately and incorrectly. Maybe even coach them on how not to over share and thus protect their privacy instead of creating inadvertent scare headlines.
An automobile design engineer can tell you about the stability of a car at certain speeds and driving conditions. The ethical question of if one should drive or not is quite different. There are those of us who work in security who are deeply interested in the ethical aspects of how data may or may not be used but we generally differentiate between the discussions.
For example, there was a discussion a while back about personal use audio/video data recording devices to help those with short term memory problems. Perhaps you were to visit someone's home who used one of these yet you consider the visit itself or the nature of the visit to be private. You may be rightly concerned about device and or data security in this case. Whose ethical need is greater here? Your desire to not be recorded or to be "forgotten" within a short time or the need of the person who relies on the device to manage their life? This assumes of course that the device was designed with a forgetting feature in the first place. Are device designers ethically obligated to consider including such features?
None of this is quite as simple as rating the ability of a device to maintain data availability, that the data won't be corrupt when needed or that access controls are in place around the data.
Now to bring that back to the matter at hand. Cory has a much bigger voice and public visibility than many if not most security professionals. This blog gets lots of readers, he writes for a major newspaper in England, etc. Functionally he is famous. Is a famous writer perhaps ethically obligated to help the masses understand these issues properly?