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2009-12-04 09:46:00

AICPA and CICA Update Guidelines in Light of Increase in Security Breaches NEW YORK, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Responding to a spike in identity theft and increasing storage of personal information on portable devices, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants have expanded Generally Accepted Privacy Principles to include protocols for securing personal information. Nearly 10 million Americans are victims of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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