News bites: Sandy raises questions about resiliency of wireless networks

Mobile service outages after Hurricane Sandy have raised questions about whether regulators should implement new rules to ensure wireless carriers' networks are more resilient during emergencies, according to the Wall Street Journal

Federal Trade Commission staff have recommended that the agency should sue Google for violating antitrust law because it tried to block its rivals' access to smartphone patents, Bloomberg reports.

After Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast, government officials and agencies have relied on social media tools like Twitter and Facebook to disseminate information, The New York Times reports. 

Google is requesting for an upcoming trial against Microsoft to be conducted largely in secret to protect its sensitive business information, according to Reuters. 

U.K. judges have ruled that Apple needs to rewrite a statement saying that Samsung did not infringe on the iPad's design, the BBC says.