‘Protestware’ emerges amid Russia-Ukraine crisis

Some open-source developers are using their projects to target users in Russia after the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

The invasion of Ukraine has been almost internationally condemned. The actions of Russian forces are being investigated for numerous war crimes and the targeting of civilians in areas like Mariupol has equated to genocide.

State-controlled media and harsh penalties for protests mean that a large number of Russians believe the Kremlin’s narrative...