It is possible Ford (or more likely the vendor Ford chose) has been making changes to the backend software lately causing all these spurious updates/notifications.
Oddly I haven't seen any such thing with my C-Max (i think I have all the notifications turned off except for "fully charged").
2018 Cajun Red Chevy Bolt
2016 Magnetic C-Max Energi (lease returned)
2014 Sunset Escape
2014 Thor Axis (V-10)
2013 Focus Electric (lease returned Jan 2016 for the C-Max above)