AM News: Amazonian Rainforest on Google Street View, Turing £10 Note, iPhone 4 Self Combusts While Charging

Google Inc decided to go back to its 'roots' on Wednesday, and treat its fans to a trip through the scenic Amazonian rainforest as part of 'World Forest Day'. The Mountain View based company delved even further into its geographic database, and delivered incredible street view images of the Amazon's Rio Negro Reserve.

What do historical figures Florence Nightingale, Charles Dickens and Alan Turing have in common? Well should the Bank of England give the campaign the go-ahead, then they will all have featured on the £10 note. Nearly 7,000 people have lent their support to the scheme, signing an e-petition calling for national hero and World War Two code creaker, Alan Turing, to replace Charles Darwin when the current design expires within the next few years.

According to a recent incident, iPhone 4 owners should avoid recharging their smartphone overnight because it could catch fire. One user, a 51-year-old woman from Colorado who wished to remain anonymous, explained that her iPhone self-combusted while charging. At the time she was on her way to the East Coast and put her phone to charge overnight, placing the device 12 to 14 inches away from her head.

Over in the US, Congress is gathering further information on iOS developers and how they deal with and implement privacy policies. The Next Web got hold of a letter from Congress which had been sent out to Tapbots, along with some 32 other iOS developers, including both Twitter and Facebook, and the devs of Path, SoundCloud, Foodspotting and Turntable.fm.

A game called Shoe Wars has been removed from Apple's App store in Saudi Arabia one day after its updated version went live. According to the developers, the decision was taken because "female character's jumping sound effect was considered too sexual and may cause cultural offence."