Stealthy Crawling using Scrapy, Tor and Privoxy

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Sometimes one needs to crawl certain information online as part of their project. However, websites do not like crawlers much because of obvious reasons. As a result, websites would implement a mechanism for blocking crawlers. In this post, I will explain how to crawl websites without exposing your information and, in case the crawler got blocked, it is capable of …

3 Top VPN providers and which VPN to use

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There are enormous reasons why you should use a VPN, including, but not limited to, protecting your privacy by hiding your browsing history from your ISP or local network, permitting access to some geo-blocked content (e.g. playing Pokémon Go before its officially released in your country), bypassing your ISP’s internet censorship, and many more. However, there is a tremendous number of VPN providers available …