Google ( GOOG) violated securities laws by issuing $80 million in stock options without registering them or disclosing the move, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday.The search engine company and its general counsel, David Drummond, settled the charges by agreeing to not violate registration and financial disclosure requirements. Google neither admitted nor denied the agency's charges, and neither Google nor Drummond paid any fines in the case. Additionally, the company said that the SEC has closed its investigation of Google related to an interview that its co-founders gave to Playboy. That article caused a brief furor when it was published days before the company's initial public offering last August. "We are pleased there will be no further proceedings regarding the Playboy article, and we are satisfied with the settlement on the stock option issues," Google said in a statement. "We are glad to have these issues behind us." Google's shares rose $1.21 Thursday to $196.59.