What is a Proxy Firewall and How Does It Work

Proxy firewalls can be considered network security systems that filter messages at the application layer. They are also called gateway or application firewalls that limit the applications a network can support. Though they increase the security levels, they affect the speed and functionality. The traditional firewall can neither inspect application protocol traffic nor decrypt traffic. […]

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Web Scraping, Regular Expressions, And Data Visualization, Doing It All In Python

Web scraping can be defined as the method of collecting and restructuring data from websites. It can also be defined as the programmatic approach of obtaining website data in an automated manner. For instance, you want to extract the email IDs of all people who commented on a Facebook post. You can do this by […]

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Web Scraping: Do’s And Don’ts

Web scraping or web data extraction is an automated process of collecting data from a website. Businesses use web scraping to benefit themselves by making smarter decisions from the vast amount of publicly available data. They can extract data in an organized form so that it can be easier to analyze. Web scraping has many […]

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Proxy Management For Web Scraping

To get an idea of what a proxy is, you need to understand what an IP address is. It is a unique address associated with every device that connects to the Internet Protocol network like the Internet. For instance, 123.123.123.123 is an example of an IP address. The numbers can range from 0 to 255 […]

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Proxies: Sticky vs Rotating Sessions

After purchasing a proxy, launching projects such as web scraping projects with proxies is not easy. One of the most critical decisions you need to consider is choosing a suitable session for your proxy, along with other factors such as learning what a bot is, configuring it, and avoiding blocks. So let’s find out more […]

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Problems related To Proxies

Proxy servers are important because of two main reasons. The one is they provide privacy to you, and you can work online anonymously with your details being secured. The second reason is that they make the browsing speed faster through caching. So, you can use it to speed up browsing because of its caching facility. […]

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How To Use A Proxy In Python

We often come across the term ‘proxy‘ when we are working in the computer science field. When connected to the Internet, every computer gets a unique Internet Protocol (IP) address that identifies the computer and its geographic location. Your computer sends out a request whenever it needs any information from the Internet. The request is […]

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How To Scrape Twitter Using Python

When the word “big data” is mentioned, not many sites can relate. But Twitter can as over 500 million tweets are exchanged on its platform daily that include a huge percentage of images, text, and videos. A single tweet can give you information about: Unlike many other social media platforms, Twitter has a very friendly, […]

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How To Scrape Reddit Using Python

People can easily gather and scrape information from multiple sources such as Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter. You can think of a scraper as a specialized tool that extracts data from a web page accurately and quickly. The scraping APIs help the scrapers avoid getting banned by anti-scraping techniques that the websites place. However, it is […]

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How To Scrape Instagram Using Python

What is this trendy thing called Instagram that all kids are into? It is a social networking platform where you can share your photos and videos. It has become a popular way to connect with celebrities, brands, family, friends, and thought leaders as it has over one billion users worldwide. Instagram is just a simplified […]

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