I miss this bonus event... Hope Niantic can consider to bring it back soon.
Scanner range wasn't increased...
It was in Pokemon Go, and I don't think that it's good idea for Ingress.
This thankfully never was introduced to Ingress. And I do hope it never will be.
we have drones? need extra hacks? use it.
It's one thing to increase the range in Pogo or HP where the player is mostly collecting stuff, but increasing the size of the action circle in Ingress would have potential to significantly change gameplay balance: if resonators could be placed 50 or 60 meters from a portal, they would be significantly harder to attack without also changing burster range.