Web Scraping and the Battle for Open Internetby@gershwin.aaron
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Web Scraping and the Battle for Open Internet

October 31st 2019
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by @gershwin.aaron 5,701 reads🖨️
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A web scraping firm HiQ won a CFAA lawsuit against Microsoft’s LinkedIn. HiQ specializes in automatically gathering social media data and aggregating it. Scraping is a broad term to define an automated way to collect public data. The technology efficiency of web scraping has been going up for years. Talented engineers are building complex software and networking solutions just for data gathering. Some web scrapers hate web scraping because of the load on their servers. But this is precisely opposite of what professionals are trying to achieve to achieve.

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