You're blaming me for a headline that I didn't make... insinuating that I actually intended for this to make people freak out... seriously?
It should be a wake up, for everyone. This kind of headline should never have existed to begin with. Call it a "scare headline" if you want, but the fact is that it was completely true when it was written. Are you going to write news papers, asking them to update every headline that has ever been run, to prevent people from thinking it's still relevant? If people choose to not read the article thoroughly, then that is on them... not the people who write the headlines, or those who share them.
Again, this headline should be more of a wakeup call for everyone. Unless you approached the article as a pure sceptic, looking for any reason to say it isn't true, it should at least perk your ears up, and make you wonder "why?" for a minute. That's the job of the headline for an article; it draws people in, so they actually read everything that was written.
Just because the article was updated, the headline shouldn't be modified because, quite obviously, at the time it was written, it was entirely relevant. Take it up with the website who published it, and tell them to change the headline. All you're doing is basically saying, "don't worry, he isn't broke, everything is fine." In reality, even with all that funding received, it's still a low budget for such a large project. In fact, even with that kind of funding, he is still kind of going broke... if you want to compare it to the funding for other major products/services currently used. If he had a corporation that was running this project, people wouldn't think that $300k is that great...