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Luminati exclusive residential proxies to reach Linkedin in Russia

linkedin-russia-logoFor some of our readers from Russia, it’s a new challenge to get to www.linkedin.com, which has been officially blocked in Russia.

On 4 August 2016, a Moscow court ruled that Linkedin must be blocked in Russia because it stores the user data of Russian citizens outside of the country, in violation of the new data retention law. The law requires all companies doing business in the country to store their users’ data locally.
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New European e-communication regulations and web scraping

GDPR-eu-rulesGeneral Data Protection Regulation or GDPR: enforcement date –  25 May 2018. The GDPR covers the matter of online user data privacy rules for electronic communication and data protection. The regulation includes modern communication messengers and services, eg. Skype, Viber, Gmail, etc., that have not been previously mentioned in the former EU e-communication directives.   more…

Octoparse – a scraping tool designed for non-programmers

Octoparse is an easy and powerful visual web scraper enabling anyone, even those without much programming background, to collect and extract data from the web. Octoparse is designed in a way to help users easily deal with complex website structures, such as those with JavaScript; it can be compared to other web scraping tools such as Import.io and Mozenda.

Octoparse 2nd Anniversary Sale – Up to 40% Off!

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