So, on “fleshing out the lore”. @CCP_Falcon and other lore guys probably already have something in mind for it, still here’s a neat idea.
I like how New Eden is a big world, and it has its own internets that can have literally anything, but also its own darkweb. In Valkyrie #3 comics Ran mentions a darkhub, which I assume Eve’s darkweb, and that she picked a job there for her team, to attack some mining colony.
With events, players often asked for an ability pick sides and be bad guys for once. So here’s a thing. The Scope News’ infrastructure can be utilized to turn it into an immersive “darkhub” - wet jobs, pirate hits, protecting miners, courier jobs, “good-guy” missions, eliminating capsuleers, mining, literally anything. Use the character portrait function like we had in the Shadow of the Serpent, put many different contacts there, add odd names, nicknames, usual names for aditional layer of immersion.
One single infrastructure, operating like an “internet site”, can be utilized for both “good” and “bad” missions not tied to any storyline and at the same time tied to any storyline when it comes around and you can constantly build on it.