By the way, I would honestly be more worry about Apple collecting finger prints with its new phone, than Google getting my photo
Apple is far less transparent and far more accommodating to the government than Google. After all, they owe their existence to leniency of the judicial system, gov contracts and cases having overturn by the president. Sure they need to give back something in return for all these privileges. At least google, has been fighting to retain the privacy of its users, but there is only so much they can retain, before someone start cock blocking their services and infrastructure due to lack of cooperation.