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It is the fourth question in the series: The Gnosis questions!!

They use me for aesthetics, because I look good and sing well,
They used me as signs of warning, to protect themselves from situations harmful!
They use me to hint when they cannot openly speak due to legality,
I am portrayed as helpful throughout, can you set me free?

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Are you a

A canary?

They use me for aesthetics, because I look good and sing well,

Canaries make good pets because of their pretty plumage and songs

They used me as signs of warning, to protect themselves from situations harmful!

Canaries were used in mines to warn miners of when there might be toxic gases.

They use me to hint when they cannot openly speak due to legality,

A warrant canary is a method that some communication service providers use to tell their users that they have been served with a subpoena, even though they are not legally allowed to tell anyone.

I am portrayed as helpful throughout, can you set me free?

Canaries are kept in cages. You can set them free!

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  • $\begingroup$ Bingo, good answer ^_^ $\endgroup$ – ABcDexter Apr 24 '16 at 18:58
  • $\begingroup$ Good riddle :-) $\endgroup$ – paste Apr 24 '16 at 19:13
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It is:

Siren

Because:

They use me for aesthetics, because I look good and sing well

sirens look good and sing well, and they are used in paintings, sculptures

They used me as signs of warning, to protect themselves from situations harmful!

in cars, trains, ships... etc.

They use me to hint when they cannot openly speak due to legality,

buzzers in the TV shows to replace bad language

I am portrayed as helpful throughout, can you set me free?

probably refers Andersen's story for the siren "The Little Mermaid". So to set her free we have to take her voice as in the story.

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  • $\begingroup$ A good guess, but not what I intended. Please try again, you are in the right direction :) $\endgroup$ – ABcDexter Apr 24 '16 at 17:52

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