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Programmers of Blackhat......Is it Possible to do this? Please Read

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by bobsleds, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. bobsleds

    bobsleds Regular Member

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    when scraping for photos on instagram is it possible to do so without logging in? a couple weeks ago before instagram changed their system it was possible to do this, but now when scraping it requires you to login. what is the work around for this? serious replies would be very much appreciated
     
  2. kideze

    kideze Elite Member

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    when there is a will there is a way, the profile images still show up to the public on the computer so maybe u have to scrape ids, then scrape images. just a thought
     
  3. bobsleds

    bobsleds Regular Member

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    and an added question to the above---its my understanding that having to login to scrape is dangerous to the account because instagram TOS specifically says not to scrape correct? if they see that you are scraping a ton of pics then it would be a red flag on your account?

    anyone know more about this?
     
  4. thejake

    thejake Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Why not use google with a query like
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    inurl:instagram.com/p site:instagram.com
    
    and the instagram ID appears to be a big old integer base-62 encoded so brute-forcing 200's wouldn't be totally impractical
     
  5. bobsleds

    bobsleds Regular Member

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    nvm...