A bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives March 27 would make it a crime to knowingly use an innocent-sounding domain name—such as WhiteHouse.com—to lure children to an adult-oriented web site.

The bill, which primarily is intended to create a notification network for child abduction cases, also contains a measure to ban computer-based simulations of child pornography.

H.R. 1104, called the Child Abduction Prevention Act (CAPA), was approved by the House 410-14, but not before lawmakers added these two technology-related amendments. The legislation "not only gets the word out...

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