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Fingerprinting Tactics with Pyppeteer and Playwright

Maryia Stsiopkina

2024-06-261 min read

Have you ever wondered how websites can track users without their consent? It’s all due to fingerprinting. This technique also poses challenges for public data gathering by detecting headless browsers, which hinders scraping JavaScript-heavy sites.

Watch on-demand our recent webinar, "Fingerprinting Tactics with Pyppeteer and Playwright," hosted by Paulius Stundžia, Senior Developer at Oxylabs, to learn more about this fascinating topic.

Why watch this webinar?

This webinar provides a deep dive into fingerprinting, detailing how it functions and its impact on web scraping. Paulius demonstrates how websites use fingerprinting to detect headless browsers and share practical methods to bypass these techniques. You can also benefit from a live coding session featuring Pyppeteer and Playwright, two powerful Python libraries for headless browsing. 

For those interested in following along, Paulius recommends:

  • Ensuring you have Python 3 installed, ideally version 3.8 or higher;

  • Installing Pyppeteer and Playwright in your virtual environment. Run the following command: pip install playwright==1.44.0.

Meet our host

Paulius Stundžia has been a pivotal part of Oxylabs for over six years, starting his journey as a Python developer. With a solid background in implementing headless scraping, he has significantly contributed to one of Oxylabs' most powerful web scraping tools. Paulius has also worked on various services within Oxylabs' scraping infrastructure using both Python and PHP. Currently, as a Senior Developer on the Residential Proxies team, he continues to maintain several Python-based services.

Paulius Stundžia, Senior Developer at Oxylabs

Additionally, Paulius has shared his expertise at OxyCon in 2019 and 2021, making him a well-versed speaker in the field.

Wrapping up

Watch the webinar on-demand now to gain valuable insight into fingerprinting in web scraping! 

About the author

Maryia Stsiopkina

Senior Content Manager

Maryia Stsiopkina is a Senior Content Manager at Oxylabs. As her passion for writing was developing, she was writing either creepy detective stories or fairy tales at different points in time. Eventually, she found herself in the tech wonderland with numerous hidden corners to explore. At leisure, she does birdwatching with binoculars (some people mistake it for stalking), makes flower jewelry, and eats pickles.

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