Anonymization now built in to screen-scraper

If you’re currently (or will be at some point) dealing with sites for which you’d like to anonymize the scraping process, I’m happy to announce the availability of a very slick anonymization feature built right in to screen-scraper. If you upgrade to version 3.0.65a (try this link if you have trouble upgrading), you’ll now find a new section in the “Settings” window, and a new “Anonymization” tab for scraping sessions. Once you’ve done the initial setup to use the anonymization service, which is pretty quick, it can be as simple as checking the “Anonymize this scrape” check box. See this page in our docs for all of the details.

We’ve tried several different methods for anonymization, and this is by far the simplest, fastest, and most reliable. Drop us a line if you’re interested in making use of it in your own scrapes.

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