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Using chromedriver for scraping google and setting up accounts?

Discussion in 'Programming' started by dinkerdok, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. dinkerdok

    dinkerdok Newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm just wondering if setting up accounts on Google (and scraping google), is a good idea in Chrome driver?

    It's just that obviously Chrome is created by Google, so my thinking is that it might be better to use a different driver for Google (phantomjs, although its a bit of a nightmare to use)

    I would prefer to use chrome driver, and thinks its ok, since the source is open and im sure people would mention something if there was a feature that was calling home!
     
  2. Crawlie

    Crawlie Registered Member

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    It's perfectly ok if you use proxies.
     
  3. Cozmo

    Cozmo Newbie

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    Chromedriver can be possible detected because of variables it sets up for the browser, all you need a little tweak and some proxies and it would run just fine.
     
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    SpoonFeeder Senior Member

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  5. Cozmo

    Cozmo Newbie

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    maybe next year ;)
     
  6. jamilWinkelbaum

    jamilWinkelbaum Newbie

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    Just to add to this, you'd have to go into the source code and change the variable names and then compile a new binary
     
  7. LostLife

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    Just change those variable names and compile and use proxy. Thats all.