The battle between the Juggernaut of the tech industry and the FBI has just gotten bigger. The past head of Microsoft, Bill Gates, has denounced the company for their refusal to assist in the investigation of the IPhone 5c of a suspect in the San Bernardo attacks on a center for the disabled. This attack with assault weapons killed 14 people and injured 22 more on December 2nd, 2015. The FBI has asked the company for assistance to break into the apple device of one of the two married suspects, both of whom died later in a shootout with police. The FBI has court ordered Apple to disable the security feature that will erase all data on the phone after a certain number of failed attempts to access the device. They have not been able to open the phone, and now risk losing all information on it. The FBI claims that the deaths cause warrant for this access. Apple has refused to comply on the basis of privacy. Supporters of Apple say that what the FBI is asking for is a huge back door that would allow them remote access to any device they please and jeopardize security of their customers. This is a misconception that is extremely common. The FBI has not asked for a gigantic backdoor built into all devices for remote access. All they have asked for is software that would disable certain features that make it extremely hard to access the device in the event of a crime. It would only work on devices that have been physically confiscated by the police and only while the device is in the possession of the FBI for investigative purposes. To sum it up, there would be no remote access. However, clearing this misconception does not guarantee that this would be acceptable. This is a big issue that has many claims on both sides, neither able to tip the balance in a way that would guarantee victory in court. Both sides have their upsides, and their flaws. Current polls of the population done by USA Today suggest that the FBI has a very slight advantage of 51% of people questioned being in favor of their request, but this is so close that it could easily go either way. Most citizens conclude that a careful resolution must be created to specify what is to be done in specific situations. This is something that is a real issue. Most people feel the current representatives incapable of working together to come up with a solution, certain that there will only be polarized division that gets nothing done. On top of that, many believe that Apple and other large companies will resist whatever does get past, since it will likely be extremely weak and unenforceable due to constant protests by the other party. In the end, what is required will not be done no matter what we the people decide. The time is gone for stubborn, polarized sides to gridlock without consequences. As a people, we must turn towards what America was originally founded upon: Compromise. We must promote our representatives to find a middle ground that is the best for our nation. So choose whatever side you may feel is right, but make sure to work with the other side to find a middle ground.