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Shooting ourselves in the foot? Why we willingly killed 10% of our network

Bright Data believes in transparent and ethical practices, especially when it comes to dealing with users who make up its Residential peer network. To ensure compliance, we use advanced monitoring protocols and partner with top anti-virus companies. Sometimes, we make decisions which might seem a little crazy, like hurting our own network. That is what this post is about.
Qualitative data collection methods

Qualitative data collection methods

Quantitative pertains to numbers such as competitor product fluctuations, while qualitative pertains to the ‘narrative’ such as audience social sentiment regarding a particular brand. This article explains all the key differences between the two, as well as offering tools to quickly and easily obtain target data points
The ultimate guide to leveraging data collection networks in cyber security

The ultimate guide to leveraging data collection networks in cyber security  

Learn how code-based prevention mechanisms, and real-time compliance, are enabling a new level of data network safety for companies involved in cyber security threat intelligence and mitigation
How public web data will be used to tackle climate change WIP

Five steps to unleashing the power of data against climate change

Climate change is neither theoretical nor new, and while many organizations are already doing their part to fight climate change individually, we need to build a culture of collaboration and incorporate new data strategies at both a private and public level if we ever hope to define what a sustainable future could truly one day look like.
‘Informed Intuition’ - Web data is enabling a new style of management driving pinpointed efficiency

‘Informed Intuition’ – Web data is enabling a new style of management driving pinpointed efficiency

Looking for better results in terms of team performance? Learn to adapt your leadership style to the web data-driven era, adopting an opportunity-oriented mindset based on consumer sentiment, trends, and competing entity management styles
SOCKS5 VS HTTP proxies, and how you can leverage an alternative automated peer-to-peer solution

SOCKS4/5 VS HTTP proxies, and how you can leverage an alternative automated peer-to-peer solution

HTTP-based data collection offers a ‘third way’ that is fully compliant, while using end-to-end HTTP tunneling methodologies, retrieving target data at the speed of lightning, and serving more accurate customer-facing data points
How web data can enable companies to get ahead of disruptive technologies

How web data can enable companies to get ahead of disruptive technologies

Kodak went bust when they did not recognize a market shift in consumer demand to digital cameras while Netflix obliterated Blockbuster being caught off guard in terms of new competitor delivery methods. Had decisions been made based on web data these companies could have become disruptors instead of being disrupted
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