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Infinite scroll for getting group members in Linkedin

Recently i was challenged with getting Linkedin group memebers info. The challenge made me to seek some ways to

Here is a video where I try to catch all Linkedin group members through endless scroll**, I having to be a member of the group.
The real speed is ~1 person/second though.

Sometimes you need to click on the “Scroll more results” button or even just hover the mouse over this button.

Automate scroll

**The post on how to start infinite scrol in the browser… But this JS code from the post does not help to replenish the page… Only when there is a focus on the browser tab/page, the script continues loading data again.

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Node.js & Privacy Pass application for Cloudflare scrape solution

Over 7.59 million of websites use Cloudflare protection, 26% of
them are among the top 100K website worldwide. As Cloudflare
establishes itself as the norm regarding service protection, chances are, the site you want to scrape is more likely to use it than not.

When it comes to scrapping websites, captchas and other type of
protections were always the main obstacle in providing reliable data collection solutions. And most often this would lead to consider bypass services which aren’t always free.

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Undetected ChromeDriver in Python Selenium

Selenium comes with a default WebDriver that often fails to bypass scraping anti-bots. Yet you can complement it with Undetected ChromeDriver, a third-party WebDriver tool that will do a better job.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use Undetected ChromeDriver with Selenium in Python and solve the most common errors.

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How to bypass PerimeterX

You’ve found the website you need to scrape, set up your scraper and fired it, just to sadly realize PerimeterX has blocked you.

PerimeterX’s dynamically complex bot detection system relies on server-side and client-side checks to distinguish humans from bots. It deploys several layers of protection and, for the most part, manages to do its job without interrupting the user experience.

But don’t fall into despair! There are a couple of things you can try to bypass PerimeterX (called HUMAN now) before giving up on your goal of scraping that delicious data.

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Python, Selenium for custom browser automation scraper

Recently we’ve got the tricky website, its data being of dynamic nature. Yet we’ve applied the modern day scraping tools to fetch data. We’ve develop an effective Python scraper using Selenium library for browser automation.

About the project

We were asked to have a look at a retailer website.

And our task was to gather data on 210 products’ availability in 945 shops. The scrape resulted in about 200K data entries in a CSV format. Moreover, every line contained information about name, link, brand, store and the availability of a product. Below you can familiarise yourself with a small data sample we were able to gather.

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Discord Bot to detect on-site anti-scrape & scrape-proof tools

Today, I’ll share of a Dicord server 1 and server 2 that accomodate a bot able to detect multiple modern scrape-protection and scrape-detection means. The server’s channels with the bot are #antibot-test and #antibot-scan respectively

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Web Scraping: 5 pros and cons

Web scraping, also known as data mining or web harvesting, is the process of extracting data from websites automatically. The extracted data can be used for various purposes, such as market research, price monitoring, sentiment analysis, and many more. However, web scraping has both advantages and disadvantages. In this article, we will discuss the five main pros and cons of web scraping.

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TLS (SSL) Fingerprinting

In the post we share about web fingerprinting and particularly TLS fingerprinting. First let’s categorize the fingerprinting.

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Node.js, Python & Ruby Bots Zoo repo

Today, I got in touch with the Node.js [and Python] bots garden/zoo providing modern bots with different kinds of browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Headless/not headless) using different automation frameworks (Puppeteer, Selenium, Playwright) in several programming languages.

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CodeStar connection full working policy at AWS

The original AWSCodeStarFullAccess policy is full [to provide access to  AWS CodeStar via the AWS Management Console] yet it still does not grant enough access to create a Code connection for IAM at CodePipeline. So we had to manage to create a custom policy based on AWS tutorial suggestions.