Browser Fingerprinting and Its Effects On Web Scraping

The actions of changing your IP address and deleting all your cookies are not enough to prevent a website from identifying you. In this episode I will talk about how browser fingerprinting can greatly impact your web scraping activities, and what actions you can take to remain anonymous.

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A Global Perspective on Web Scraping

The Internet is like a hologram. It looks different to each observer based on their location. Any project to collect data from websites needs to take this into account. Content, editorial slant, and prices are all subject to change. To get complete information websites need to be observed from multiple source locations. In this podcast I explore the phenomenon and give a number of examples and scenarios.

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