I'm not sure, played a bit today, and for now only the "old phone" intel seemed to give me the option to gather it, the rest just gave me the options to move them around.
After dying I kept loosing my rifle and gaining an extra laser designator (without batteries lol) each time - I was the JTAC and had 6 designators in my backpack in the end, and kept losing side-arm ammo as well on each death - even though I saved my load out at the arsenal
I also kept getting the mission pop-up from time to time, but without any letters on the pop-up or mission actually happening
edit: also the m72 ammo seems to be bugged and has an inventory weight of 0
edit2: something weird is also going on with vehicles, I keep finding groups of them parked in a areas and the ones that are populated are enemy