The rise of antidetect browsers
As anti-bot and user profiling techniques are becoming more and more invasive, a new niche of browsers is born and they are called antidetect. They offer a new level of privacy to the user, with a set of features tailored to tackle these new menaces.
- Fingerprints spoofing
- Canvas and WebGL disabling
- Proxy integration
- API for Selenium/Playwright integration
Typically they let you create a set of different profiles you can use and apply them to the browsers. These profiles can be temporary and clean, so it's like a different person is browsing instead of you, with your cookies history and your real fingerprints.
Let's make a quick tour of the most famous ones and see how we can use them for web scraping.