According to the Consumerist piece, and I checked it out, too, looking back an archived page from October of last year, these few sentences used to be part of the agreement:
"If you choose to remove your User Content, the license granted above will automatically expire, however you acknowledge that the Company may retain archived copies of your User Content."
That's definitely gone now.
Significant? The Twitterverse -- and the social media blogs -- are all abuzz this morning with conversations about the change. I'm thinking the real issue is that people never thought about the fact that they don't have the exclusive rights to everything they publish on Facebook.
What do you think?
Update: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has spoken out about this issue. Read it here.