Allied tracking would be a better concept than providing the provisions of news of whats happening for free similar to how the provision of Fortification is provided for free. Since this is a future or past game i have no idea what it is. Since the game takes place during those time periods it would be better if it was an item.
It could be tracked better. It would also provide a better function for support heroes inside the video game. It would be a reason to keep them alive. It could also display fog of war and be difficult to see everything. Until later version of the game or until you upgraded the item.