Windows 10: the blocking for the 2004 version is lifted on the Surface

Technology: Microsoft was preventing certain Surface devices from updating to the 2004 version due to technical issues. The blockade was lifted on June 29.
Microsoft releases the block it placed on certain Surface devices to prevent them from updating to version 2004. This block prevented users of certain Surface models manufactured by Microsoft, including Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7, from downloading and manually install the latest Windows 10 feature update.

According to information released as part of the May 2020 update, devices with more than one network adapter capable of operating in "Always On, Always Connected" mode may experience unexpected shutdowns and reboots. The Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7 both fall into this category. (Other surface devices can also be included; I asked Microsoft for a list of affected devices, but got no response).



Several technical problems when launching the updateEven though a patch (KB4557957) was released on June 9 as part of …

Drug trafficking: Castaner announces record results in 2019

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner on Tuesday unveiled record figures recorded in 2019 in the fight against drug trafficking, by officially installing Ofast, the new investigative service responsible for carrying out this "fight" . In 2019, said the minister, "more than 13,000 cases of trafficking were prosecuted, 10% more" than the previous year. “17,276 people have been implicated. In 2017, there were 14,600, an increase of 20% in two years, "he said.

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner

Drug seizures were at the same level as the records of 2017 and 2018, with "more than 95.4 tonnes of cannabis seized and almost 14.5 tonnes of cocaine". Record also for asset seizures. "Over the first nine months of the year, they increased by 19% compared to the same period in 2018 (…) and 30.9 million euros were entered in cash" during this period, an increase " 45% ”, continued Christophe Castaner.

"70% of organized crime is linked to drug trafficking"
 
As in September, when he announced the creation of Ofast on January 1, he insisted on the need to have "no fatalism, no defeatism, no naivety in the face of drugs". "There has to be a fight, always a fight, another fight," he said. Surrounded by the head of Ofast, Stรฉphanie Cherbonnier, and her assistant, the prosecutor Samuel Vuelta-Simon, the minister defended the new organization set up to lead "the mother of battles", "the stairwell to the international level "to regain" square meter by square meter ".

"70% of organized crime is linked to drug trafficking, which is the breeding ground for all delinquencies", he said, detailing the Ofast method: "intelligence sharing", "decompartmentalization" and joint work of all actors (police, gendarmerie, customs, magistrates).


 
Operational intelligence units on narcotic drugs
 
To complete the territorial network of Ofast, it is planned, by the end of the year, the creation of operational intelligence units on narcotic drugs (Cross) in each department, on the model set up in Marseille, from 2015. As well as that of six additional Ofast detachments.

Christophe Castaner also highlighted the record results recorded by the agency in the month of January alone with 1.2 tonnes of cocaine seized.